New waste minimisation system

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Our new waste system to increase recycling and reduce waste generation is up and running. The new waste system is anticipated to increase our recycling from current 40 per cent up to 70 per cent.

The cafe’s takeaway packaging is transitioning to certified compostable takeaway packaging that includes coffee cups and coffee cup lids, straws, cutlery, hot chip packets, noodle boxes, sandwich wedges, bioplastic fruit or yoghurt tubs and napkins.

The new packaging abides by the US, the Australian and the European industrial composting standards of ASTM D6400, AS4736, and EN13432. All items will break down effectively in the McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre’s composting facility, achieving at least 60 per cent decomposition in 180 days.

Three colours of waste and recycling

To dispose of takeaway packaging, five new waste stations have been installed in the pool area. Each station has three 120 litre bins:

  • red-lid bin for waste
  • yellow-lid bin for recycling items and
  • green-lid bin for organic stream.

Each waste station has signage to help you learn more about each waste stream and dispose waste accordingly.

Cafe and public area bin signage


Combined recycling


Food waste

Paper towel

Compostable packaging

Cardboard & Paper

Steel & aluminium cans

Rigid plastics

Milk cartons/tetra packs

Textiles (kitchen cloth)

Soft plastics (cling wrap, bags)



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